Since 2010, over $57 million has been invested in more than 632 local and organic food enterprises through our network. This is the Slow Money movement. In 2015, we launched the 2Forks Club in Carbondale. In 2017, we’re getting ready to launch SOIL — Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally.
SOIL will aggregate charitable contributions of all sizes and then make 0% loans to small food enterprises. Over time, as loans are repaid, new loans made, and new contributions received, SOIL can grow into a significant resource in support of local food systems in Colorado. A key feature of SOIL is: one person, one vote, whether you contribute $100 or $1,000.
If you would like to speak to a member of the Slow Money team about SOIL, call Woody Tasch at (720) 515-3560. We have a dozen Founding Members who have made contributions ranging from $100 to $45,000. Pubic outreach to grow membership will begin at our October event, SOIL 2017.
*Many thanks to Slow Money Northern California for coming up with the name SOIL.